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My home is out of control

Simple steps from Mums Who Clean for getting on top of a messy house.

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This will be hard

In How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates outlines just some of the hurdles between humanity and a net-zero carbon world.

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What’s your perspective?

Take the quiz from Raising Girls Who Like Themselves to find out if the glass is half full or half empty.

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Six stages of separation

In Breakup Bootcamp, Amy Chan walks readers through the first steps of dealing with heartbreak.

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Fuel your fierce

Brita Fernandez Schmidt offers three tips for harnessing inspiration.

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The 50/30/20 rule

In Financially Literate Youth, Marlies and Jai Hobbs offer practical advice for managing your finances.

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The oldest dog in the world

Meet Maggie, unofficially the world’s oldest dog – and officially dairy farmer Brian McLaren’s best mate for nearly thirty years.

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Use it or lose it

In Right-brain Workout 2 you’ll find 70 fresh exercises to stimulate your mind.

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Start your zero waste family journey

Bestselling author, rocket scientist, medical doctor and mother Anita Vandyke offers her top five tips for becoming a zero waste family.

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Funky but smashable

In What’s it Like to be Chased by a Cassowary? you can get on-trend with your wine speak.

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A Promised Land: key events

From inauguration through to Operation Neptune’s Spear, take a look at the milestones covered in Barack Obama's riveting memoir.

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Themes from A Promised Land

From the influence of family to his political rise and the world events that shaped his presidency, Barack Obama covers enormous ground in his Presidential Memoirs, Volume 1: A Promised Land. Here we break down some of the key themes and turning points.

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A Promised Land book club notes

Settle in for a memorable reading group discussion, with Barack Obama’s long-awaited memoirs: A Promised Land.

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Managing anxiety as a brand new mum

Anxious Mums author Dr Jodi Richardson offers suggestions for taking care of your mental health in the early days of motherhood.

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A greater purpose

In Bachar Houli​: Faith, Football and Family, AFL star Bachar Houli reveals how little by little he found his voice as an advocate for inclusion, understanding and tolerance.  

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Too good to be true

In Cheat, Titus O’Reily offers a handy how-to guide for the professional athlete in your family.

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Sue Brierley Q&A

The Lioness author shares a message of love, determination and hope.

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Mary Li Q&A

The international ballet star on dance, deafness and discipline. 

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The appeal of crab apples

At Paul Bangay’s beloved Stonefields, spring is a time of floral aroma.

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Flabbergasting fungi facts

As Merlin Sheldrake reveals in Entangled Life, there’s a lot more to fungi than you could ever imagine.

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The Freedom Circus photo album

Sue Smethurst on five of the remarkable images she discovered while researching the story of her grandmother-in-law.

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An (almost) all-Australian gala

International ballet star Mary Li reflects on a long-awaited opportunity to dance for the Australian Ballet.

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Future Women Q&A

The Future Women team reflect on the themes of Untold Resilience and extraordinary women interviewed for the book.

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Read-aloud from afar this Christmas

A step-by-step guide to creating a virtual storytime for the kids you’re missing this holiday season.

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Chickpea cookie dough bites

Cookie dough, but it's healthy? Yep. We play to win the game.

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Toasted marshmallow and rhubarb cake

An epic celebration cake topped with decadent marshmallow icing.

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Suckling lamb, pomodoro

A comforting lamb dish with potatoes, wine and passata.

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Pizza diavola

The perfect pizza for chilli lovers.

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Seekh kebab toad in the hole

This is toad in the hole, Asian style!

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Banana ice cream cheesecake

A sweet, oaty, hazelnutty base filled with a banana ice cream ‘cheesecake’ layer, then topped with blueberry compote. Yum!

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Hot Cross Bun Loaf

Try it fresh or toasted, this Easter treat is utterly delicious.

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Saucy vodka pasta

A delicious, boozy dinner party dish that's sure to impress.

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Sticky date pudding for everyone

It’s so moreish and delicious everyone will want a slice.

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Semolina ghriba (Moroccan coconut cookies)

Delight your book club with these delicious cookies from The Moroccan Daughter.

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Ricotta and fruit bruschetta

A slightly sweet ricotta spread livens up toast and pairs wonderfully with a pear and banana topping in this delicious morning starter.

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Keto air fryer lemon pound cake

“Pound” cake comes from using a pound each of four ingredients, but Aaron Day shows how to get the same buttery-rich texture without the sugar and extra carbs in this delicious keto air fryer recipe.

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Fudge cake slice

This recipe has been a fan favourite for over a decade. Cut it into slices for the kids or into tiny squares as a treat with your cuppa. It also freezes well, so you can stash a few squares away for when no one is looking.

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Lasagne soup with cheesy garlic melts

This hearty soup is a proper hug in a mug. The ricotta and Parmesan topping really fulfills the 'lasagne' promise, but if you don’t want to bother you can just top it with grated cheese and it’ll still be a winner. The super-cheesy garlicky toasties are a good addition to any tomatoey soup — or just eat them on their own!

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Plum pudding

So-named because it contains prunes, this is a classic Christmas dish, here using butter instead of the traditional beef suet.

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Christmas fruit mince pies

The fruit mince in this recipe is quick to prepare and needs no time to mature, making these an easy festive treat to bake.

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Chicken in a pot with lemon and orzo

This is not exactly the same as perhaps the most precious recipe in my repertoire, My Mother’s Praised Chicken, which found a home in my eighth book, Kitchen, but it owes a lot to it. A family favourite, it’s a simple one-pot dish which brings comfort and joy, and it is my pleasure to share that with you.

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Chocolate, tahini banana bread

I have been making a banana bread with chocolate and tahini on repeat for a while now, and every time I’ve eaten it over the last year or so, I couldn’t help thinking that the particular combination of intense chocolatiness, sweet, texture-softening banana and the rich earthiness of tahini would make the perfect warm pudding.

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Sourdough starter

Learn how to make your own sourdough starter with James Strawbridge. 

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One-pan salmon with zucchini and potato wedges

So easy to whip together, this one-pan meal has dinner on the table in 30 minutes!

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Berry platter with sheep’s labneh and orange oil

A fruity dish from Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage.

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Portobello steaks and butter bean mash

A vegetarian recipe that is simply as good as any steak (with mash), if not better.

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Stuffed aubergine in curry and coconut dal

A satisfying aubergine and lentil dish from Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage.

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Easiest broccoli quiche

With red pesto-layered filo, Cheddar and cottage cheese.

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Finding the Mother Tree

For generations, my family has made its living cutting down forests. Our survival has depended on this humble trade.

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Bad People – and How to Be Rid of Them

Happenstance had me born on 30 September 1946 – the very day of the judgment at Nuremberg

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A World Without Email

In late 2010, Nish Acharya arrived in Washington, DC, ready to work. President Barack Obama had appointed Acharya to be his director of innovation and entrepreneurship

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What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

Like many people, I had sought a solution for my anxiety in therapy and medication.

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Food Isn't Medicine

On the 16th of August 2020, Justin Bieber and I became friends.

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You’re Not Broken

I’ve seen a lot of different therapists over the years.

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Untamed

Two summers ago, my wife and I took our daughters to the zoo.

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Becoming

When I was a kid, my aspirations were simple. I wanted a dog. I wanted a house that had stairs in it— two floors for one family.